The Yellowknife Ski Club offers a range of programs for all ages and abilities to advance skills and encourage healthy living. For more information any of these programs, please send us an email.
Jackrabbits: A national ski program that offers lessons to our youngest skiers, including Bunnyrabbits (4-5 year old) and Jackrabbits (6+ years old). Lessons are every Saturday afternoon.
Track Attack: For youth ages 9-13 who have completed Jackrabbits or reached a comparable skill level in skiing. The program focuses on skill development, fitness, training and (for those interested) introduction to competitive skiing. Lessons are Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Go Girls Go: For girls ages 13-17 who want to improve their fitness, skiing ability and socialize with other teenaged girls. This is a recreational ski program with fun lessons; we do not ski fast. Group meets Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Some night skis with pizza afterwards are also organized. This program is all about having FUN; no skiing ability is required.
High Performance: For youth ages 13 + who have completed the Jackrabbit and/or Track Attack program or have reached a comparable skill level in skiing. Training is varied and challenging (but also lots of fun) and the focus is on improving technique, increasing efficiency (speed), fitness and participation in ski races. Some extra expenses may be incurred and the group fundraises to help offset race travel and equipment costs.
Biathlon: A combination of skate skiing and target shooting. This program is offered to skiers already registered in other programs.
Skiing Parents: Parents take turns skiing and looking after kids in the chalet. There are toys for the kids, and a big open space to use them. Skiing parents meet several mornings per week.
Chix on Stix: Women’s Recreational Evening Ski – Join us for a few loops around the lit trails or venture off on other trails guided by moonlight or headlamps. Après-ski social often follows. All levels welcome.
Adult Lessons: For adults who want to learn classic technique. Lessons include diagonal stride and uphill/downhill techniques. Lessons are offered to Club members and non-members on a requested basis. Send the Club an email for more information.